DU student beaten to death over love affair with girl of different religion

According to the police, the victim was friends with a woman from his locality but her family was against the friendship.

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New Delhi: An 18-year-old teenaged boy was beaten to death allegedly over an affair with a girl belonging to a different religion in Adarsh Nagar. Rahul Rajput was a BA second year student, who also used to give English tuition to students.

The incident took place on October 7 evening. The woman’s brother and a relative have been arrested and three juveniles apprehended in connection with the incident, police said.

DU student beaten to death over love affair with girl of different religion

According to the victim’s family, the 18-year-old had received a call regarding tuition and he was asked to meet someone at a narrow lane near his house. He was later beaten by the girl’s brother along with 7-8 boys. Rajput was immediately rushed to BJRM hospital in an unconscious condition. However, the boy succumbed to his injuries during treatment. No visible injury was seen on the deceased’s body.

According to the police, the victim was friends with a woman from his locality but her family was against the friendship.

On Wednesday evening, the victim was called to Nanda Road on some pretext, and when he reached the spot, he was physically assaulted allegedly by a group of four-five people, including the woman’s brothers, a senior police officer said.

A case was registered under section 302 (murder) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code based on a statement of an uncle of the deceased, she said, adding that two men were arrested.

Redux of Ankit Saxena murder case

The horrific murder of Rahul Rajput is a grim reminder of a similar incident which happened in Delhi 2 years ago on 1st February, 2018.

A young boy Ankit Saxena was killed by her girlfriend (of minority community) family amid full public view. Ankit Saxena was stabbed to death as the family members of her girlfriend had strong objection to their relationship.

Ankit’s killing was a cold-blooded murder as his throat was slit with butchering knife in the middle of road. Her family members first heckled her at a traffic intersection and then her brother, father and uncle swooped down on him.